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28 Feb 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 14:25 GMT

ADDS ANTI-HUTHI PROTESTS

Separatists from southern Yemen suspended their participation in UN-sponsored talks on the future of the crisis-hit country as nine soldiers were wounded Saturday in a clash with secessionist fighters.

The violence coincided with a drone strike that killed three suspected Al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen, tribal sources said.

28 Feb 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 February 2015 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today that it is closely monitoring the critical situation in Yemen where the political dialogue is faltering and urged a meaningful dialogue to avoid further instability.

“In the context of the many mass demonstrations over the past few months, we have documented a number of unlawful arrests, arbitrary detention and the targeting of journalists,” said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani at a press briefing in Geneva this afternoon.

27 Feb 2015 description

The ongoing conflict is worsening the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. At the same time, humanitarian organisations are experiencing cuts in funding from their largest donors. “Despite millions of lives at risk, donors are cutting funding at this critical time,” says Regional Director of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Gabriella Waaijman.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has been one of the world’s most severe, even before the latest clashes.

27 Feb 2015 description

Yemen - IOM has been working to improve water and sanitation facilities at the Al-Husna Mosque, a local mosque in Basateen, whose Imam offers a temporary safe haven to destitute migrants from the Horn of Africa stranded en route to Saudi Arabia.

27 Feb 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM offices in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen this week helped 125 Ethiopians – many of them unaccompanied minors – to return home from Tanzania and Yemen.

The 54 returnees from Tanzania, who included six unaccompanied minors, were detained by the Tanzanian authorities while trying to reach South Africa and spent over four months in detention before IOM arranged their return home.

27 Feb 2015 description

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2015 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, and refugees). If the case load mentioned refers only to refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked persons, it will be clearly stated.

Yemen

27 Feb 2015 description

RMMS presents an end of year trend summary and analysis for 2014 with a focus on the Horn of Africa and Yemen region and neighbouring areas and routes taken out of the region. For ease of reading this presentation uses few statistics but provides a generic overview of prominent trends. Statistical details can be found in RMMS literature produced during the course of 2014 (Regional Mixed Migration Monthly Summaries / Quarterly reports etc.).

26 Feb 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 2/26/2015 - 20:57 GMT | 593 words

by Fawaz al-Haidari

Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi met Thursday with the UN envoy in Aden, as the southern city increasingly became the country's de facto political and diplomatic capital instead of militia-held Sanaa.

Saudi Arabia also announced its envoy was resuming his duties in Aden, after several Arab and Western nations closed their embassies in Sanaa this month over security fears.

26 Feb 2015 description
report Yemen Times

Bassam Al-Khameri (author)

Although Yemen has close to five million date palms of its own, over a million tons of dates were imported into the country last year. There are fears that greater reliance may be placed on imports as farmers struggle to contain the red palm weevil, a pest that has decimated plantations throughout the world and threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis.

26 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11798

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS RELEASE

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Liu Jieyi (China):

The members of the Security Council called for all parties in Yemen, including the Houthis, to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, and refrain from provocation and all unilateral actions to undermine the political transition.

24 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11795

7390th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council this morning extended for one year sanctions on those threatening stability in Yemen, as well as the mandate of the Panel of Experts who assist the committee that oversees those measures.

24 Feb 2015 description
report CARE

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is worsening as political instability and the conflict continues. After decades of chronic underdevelopment and socio-economic crisis, 15.9 million people – over 60 percent of the population – are now in need of humanitarian assistance. Children and women have been hardest hit. “More than 800,000 children under the age of 5 are suffering from acute malnutrition,” says Dawelbait Mohamed, CARE Yemen’s Country Director. “This is alarming.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

24 Feb 2015 description

Unfortunately, we can confirm that a French citizen working for an international organization was kidnapped this morning in Sana. The Quai d’Orsay Crisis Center is in contact with her family. All of our agencies are mobilized to locate our compatriot and secure her release.

In light of the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, we again urge all our compatriots, as we did so two weeks ago, to leave the country as swiftly as possible.

23 Feb 2015 description

As many of the world’s foreign ministers convene this week in Washington D.C. for the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, displacement should be on their agenda.

23 Feb 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Every day there seems to be a different country in the news with a new tragic headline: Nigeria. Ukraine. Afghanistan. Yemen. And of course, Syria.

Last year, we saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the world, and thanks to supporters like you, we've been on the ground helping people survive and continue working toward a better future despite unimaginable circumstances.